Definition of introverted in English:

introverted

adjective

  • 1Of, denoting, or typical of an introvert.

    • ‘At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary and reserved.’
    • ‘He's a quiet, introverted type who hasn't ever begun a Relationship Conversation with me, so I'm pretty sure that it's up to me to get the ball rolling.’
    • ‘Though somewhat shy and introverted, you possess a quiet depth and your goodness radiates.’
    • ‘This work connected the introverted poet with a new and surprisingly outer-directed passion that would affect many lives.’
    • ‘Luke had become an introverted, timid, and overly cautious lover.’
    • ‘The introverted Minnesotan in me began to panic.’
    • ‘It's funny to see a quiet and introverted practice like mediation as potentially revolutionary, but I think it can be, if it lead you to question your received ideas and attitudes.’
    • ‘I think, all evidence to the contrary, she was pleasantly surprised when I turned out to be a studious, introverted, bashful child.’
    • ‘For example, in any group of people some may be reserved and introverted, while others may be extremely boisterous and extroverted.’
    • ‘Some evidence suggests that individuals susceptible to mistaken memories are significantly more dissociative, introverted, and more imaginative than those not susceptible.’
    • ‘The singer's compelling, pensive and introverted lyrics were delivered with an unusual diffidence from a band enjoying their level of success.’
    • ‘Type-A were considered introverted perfectionists while type-AB were an unpredictable, distant lot.’
    • ‘Television is full of people like me, introverted egomaniacs.’
    • ‘Confucian culture has had a strong influence on sex roles, producing the stern and extroverted male, and the loving, introverted, and submissive female.’
    • ‘I'm much more introverted and reflective, quieter really.’
    • ‘At school age they become cautious, quiet and introverted.’
    • ‘An introverted infant will remain introverted for life, suggests recent research.’
    • ‘Children experiencing high control but low cohesion have been found to be more introverted and depressed.’
    • ‘He's so quiet and introverted, but Kay, I like him so much!’
    • ‘We tend to just be all introverted and quiet around each other and then pine for the missed intellectual discourse we could have had.’
    shy, reserved, withdrawn, reticent, diffident, retiring, quiet, timid, timorous, meek, bashful, unsociable
    introspective, introvert, inward-looking, self-contained, self-absorbed, self-interested
    contemplative, thoughtful, pensive, ruminative, meditative, reflective
    indrawn
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    1. 1.1 (of a community, company, or other group) concerned principally with its own affairs; inward-looking or parochial.
      • ‘It was the culmination of Salmond's transformation of the SNP from an introverted nationalist club into the principal opposition in the first Scottish parliament in 300 years.’
      • ‘Think of how grey, introverted, small-minded and parochial Scotland can sometimes be.’
      • ‘We are not swearing allegiance to an introverted, self serving club but declaring our intentions to help those who place themselves in our care and the community at large.’
      • ‘Sectionalism and the Civil War exacerbated these conditions, giving rise to xenophobia and a more introverted society.’
      • ‘Much of the time the different communities lived in introverted quarters, clustered around a mosque, a church or a synagogue.’
      • ‘But it does in a curious way confirm what the Foreign Office minister Brian Wilson was saying on the eve of this conference, that there is a danger devolution could be making Scotland rather more insular and introverted.’
      • ‘Now as Western society becomes more introverted and private, such spaces are under threat, but the need remains for poetic and pragmatic responses to public life.’
      narrow-minded, small-minded, provincial, insular, narrow, small-town, inward-looking, limited, restricted, localist, conservative, conventional, short-sighted, petty, close-minded, blinkered, myopic, illiberal, hidebound, intolerant
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  • 2Anatomy Zoology
    (of an organ or other body part) turned or pushed inward on itself.

Pronunciation:

introverted

/ˈɪntrə(ʊ)vəːtɪd/